wearing ski masks, they had a truck waiting for us. and threw us in the back of the truck, boom, the doors close. and they drive off. >> large number of people, they were lying in wait. it seems like it was a well-coordinated. >> they were ambushed, these were government people, they were -- the rebel commander thought maybe these were other rebel units because it was so unusual that it would happen in this area. and he said, what are you guys doing? where are you talking us? and they said oh, you're with the rebels don't you support bashar al-assad? well, yes, of course, we support bashar, they said you dog, don't even deserve to say his name. so we knew we were with pro-government forces. the rebel commander was saying to them, kill me, these guys are journalists, they have nothing to do with it.